Computer programming with Java is easier than it looks. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn to write computer programs in Java.
Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, popular author Rogers Cadenhead helps you master the skills and technology you need to create desktop and web programs, web services, an Android app, and even Minecraft mods in Java.
Each lesson builds on what youâve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Full-color figures and clear step-by-step instructions visually show you how to program with Java.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help youÂ test your knowledge.
Notes, Tips, and Cautions provide related information,Â advice, and warnings.
Learn how toâ¦
â¢ Set up your Java programming environment
â¢ Write your first working program in just minutes
â¢ Control program decisions and behavior
â¢ Store and work with information
â¢ Build straightforward user interfaces
â¢ Create interactive web programs
â¢ Use threading to build more responsive programs
â¢ Read and write files and XML data
â¢ Master best practices for object-oriented programming
â¢ Use Java 9âs new HTTP client
â¢ Use Java to create an Android app
â¢ Expand your skills with closures
â¢ Create Minecraft mods with Java
Contents at a Glance
Part I Getting Started
1 Becoming a Programmer
2 Writing Your First Program
3 Vacationing in Java
4 Understanding How Java Programs Work
Part II Learning the Basics of Programming
5 Storing and Changing Information in a Program
6 Using Strings to Communicate
7 Using Conditional Tests to Make Decisions
8 Repeating an Action with Loops
Part III Working with Information in New Ways
9 Storing Information with Arrays
10 Creating Your First Object
11 Describing What Your Object is Like
12 Making the Most of Existing Objects
Part IV Moving into Advanced Topics
13 Storing Objects in Data Structures
14 Handling Errors in a Program
15 Creating a Threaded Program
16 Using Inner Classes and Closures
Part V Programming a Graphical User Interface
17 Building a Simple User Interface in Swing
18 Laying Out a User Interface
19 Responding to User Input
Part VI Writing Internet Applications
20 Reading and Writing Files
21 Using Java 9's New HTTP Client
22 Creating Java2D Graphics
23 Creating Minecraft Mods with Java
24 Writing Android Apps
A Using the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment
B Where to Go from Here Java Resources
C This Book's Web Site
D Fixing a Problem with the Android Studio Emulator
The first problem is retention. You remember only ten or twenty percent of what you read. That spells failure. To become fluent in a computer language, you have to retain pretty much everything.
How can you retain everything? Only by constantly being asked to play everything back. That's why people use flashcards. But my system does flashcards one better. After reading a short chapter, you go to my website and complete twenty interactive exercises. Algorithms check your work to make sure you know what you think you know. When you stumble, you do the exercise again. You keep trying until you know the chapter cold. The exercises are free.
The second problem is comprehension. Many learners hit a wall when they try to understand advanced concepts like variable scope and prototypes. Unfortunately, they blame themselves. That's why the Dummies books sell so well. But the fault lies with the authors, coding virtuosos who lack teaching talent. I'm the opposite of the typical software book author. I'll never code fast enough to land a job at Google. But I can teach.
Anyway, most comprehension problems are just retention problems in disguise. If you get lost trying to understand variable scope, it's because you don't remember how functions work. Thanks to the interactive exercises on my website, you'll always understand and remember everything necessary to confidently tackle the next concept.
"I've signed up to a few sites like Udemy, Codecademy, FreeCodeCamp, Lynda, YouTube videos, even searched on Coursera but nothing seemed to work for me. This book takes only 10 minutes each chapter and after that, you can exercise what you've just learned right away!" âAmazon reviewer Constanza Morales
Better than just reading. And more fun.
You'll spend two to three times as much time practicing as reading. It's how you wind up satisfied, confident, and proud, instead of confused, discouraged, and defeated. And since many people find doing things more enjoyable than reading things, it can be a pleasure to learn this way, quite apart from the impressive results you achieve.
"Very effective and fun." âAmazon reviewer A. Bergamini
Written especially for beginners.
"The layman syntax he uses...makes it much easier to suddenly realize a concept that seemed abstract and too hard to wrap your head around is suddenly not complicated at all." â Amazon reviewer IMHO
"Mark Myers' method of getting what can be...difficult information into a format that makes it exponentially easier to consume, truly understand, and synthesize into real-world application is beyond anything I've encountered before." âAmazon reviewer Jason A. Ruby
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